Isle of Man Football League

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Isle of Man Football League
Isle-of-man-football-association.jpg
Founded 1896; 121 years ago (1896)
Country Isle of Man
Confederation UEFA
Divisions Premier League
Division Two
Number of teams 26 (13 in each division)
Level on pyramid 1-2
Domestic cup(s) Isle of Man FA Cup
Current champions St. Georges
(2016–17)
Most championships Peel (29 titles)
Website Results website
2016–17 Isle of Man Football League

The Isle of Man Football League is the senior football league on the Isle of Man and is run by the Isle of Man Football Association. Although the league is affiliated with The Football Association, it does not form a part of the English football league system.

History[edit]

The league's representative XI has won the FA Inter-League Cup on two occasions. In 2006 they beat the Cambridgeshire County League XI and qualified for the 2007 UEFA Regions' Cup, being eliminated in the group stage in Czech Republic. They won the Inter-League Cup again in 2013, but again were eliminated in the group stage of the Regions Cup, this time in Slovakia.[1]

Competition Format[edit]

Competition[edit]

There are 26 clubs in the Isle of Man Football League which are grouped into two divisions: Premier League and Division Two. Each division has 13 clubs and in any given season a club plays each of the others in the same division twice (a double round-robin system), once at their home and once at that of their opponents. This makes for a total of 24 games played each season. Clubs gain three points for a win, one for a draw and none for a defeat. Clubs are ranked by total points, then goal difference, and then goals scored.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

A system of promotion and relegation exists between the Premier League and Division Two. At the end of each season the two lowest placed clubs in the Premier League are relegated to Division two, and the top two placed clubs from Division Two are promoted to the Premier League.

Member Clubs[edit]

The league lined up with the following clubs for the 2017–18 season.

Past League Winners[edit]

1896-2007[2][3][edit]

No. Season Division One Champions Division Two Champions
1 1896-97 Peel
2 1897-98 Gymnasium
3 1898-99 Ramsey
4 1899-00 Ramsey
5 1900-01 Ramsey
6 1901-02 Ramsey
7 1902-03 Gymnasium
8 1903-04 Gymnasium
9 1904-05 Gymnasium
10 1905-06 Gymnasium
11 1906-07 Peel
12 1907-08 Ramsey
13 1908-09 Douglas Wanderers
14 1909-10 Douglas Wanderers
15 1910-11 Ramsey
16 1911-12 Ramsey
17 1912-13 Ramsey
18 1913-14 Castletown Metropolitan
1914-19 League suspended due to World War I
19 1919-20 Gymnasium
20 1920-21 Ramsey
21 1921-22 Peel
22 1922-23 Castletown Metropolitan
23 1923-24 Castletown Metropolitan
24 1924-25 Castletown Metropolitan
25 1925-26 Rushen United
26 1926-27 Ramsey
27 1927-28 Colby
28 1928-29 St Marys
29 1929-30 Braddan
30 1930-31 Braddan
31 1931-32 Peel
32 1932-33 Peel
33 1933-34 Peel
34 1934-35 Peel
35 1935-36 Rushen United
36 1936-37 Braddan
37 1937-38 Braddan
1938-46 League suspended due to World War II
38 1946-47 Onchan
39 1947-48 Peel
40 1948-49 Peel
41 1949-50 Castletown Metropolitan
42 1950-51 Castletown Metropolitan
43 1951-52 Ramsey
44 1952-53 Peel
45 1953-54 Peel
46 1954-55 Peel
47 1955-56 RAF Jurby
48 1956-57 St Georges
49 1957-58 Peel
50 1958-59 Peel
51 1959-60 Peel
52 1960-61 St Georges
53 1961-62 St Georges
54 1962-63 Peel
55 1963-64 Peel
56 1964-65 Peel Onchan
57 1965-66 Peel Corinthians
58 1966-67 Douglas High School Old Boys
59 1967-68 Pulrose United
60 1968-69 Pulrose United Ramsey YCOB
61 1969-70 Pulrose United Laxey
62 1970-71 Pulrose United
63 1971-72 Peel St Georges
64 1972-73 Peel Colby
65 1973-74 Peel Braddan
66 1974-75 Peel Gymnasium
67 1975-76 Peel St Marys
68 1976-77 Peel Ayre United
69 1977-78 Rushen United
70 1978-89 Rushen United Corinthians
71 1979-80 Rushen United St Georges
72 1980-81 Rushen United Douglas High School Old Boys
73 1981-82 Castletown Metropolitan Gymnasium
74 1982-83 Douglas High School Old Boys Ayre United
75 1983-84 Peel
76 1984-85 Rushen United
77 1985-86 Rushen United
78 1986-87 Gymnasium
79 1987-88 Rushen United
80 1988-89 Douglas High School Old Boys St Marys
81 1989-90 Douglas High School Old Boys Corinthians
82 1990-91 Douglas High School Old Boys St Marys
83 1991-92 St Georges Ramsey YCOB
84 1992-93 Pulrose United Braddan
85 1993-94 St Georges Foxdale
86 1994-95 St Georges Laxey
87 1995-96 St Marys Police
88 1996-97 Douglas High School Old Boys Peel
89 1997-98 St Marys Marown
90 1998-99 Castletown Metropolitan
91 1999-00 Peel
92 2000-01 Peel Ayre United
93 2001-02 Peel Colby
94 2002-03 St Marys
95 2003-04 St Georges Douglas Royal
96 2004–05 St Georges St Johns United
97 2005–06 Laxey Union Mills
98 2006-07 St Georges Douglas High School Old Boys

2007-present[3][edit]

In 2007, Division One was renamed the Premier League. Division Two remained unchanged.

No. Season Premier League Champions Division Two Champions
99 2007–08 St Georges Colby
100 2008–09 St Georges St Johns United
101 2009–10 Rushen United Douglas Royal
102 2010–11 St Georges St Johns United
103 2011–12 St Georges Union Mills
104 2012–13 St Georges Michael United
105 2013-14 St Georges Gymnasium
106 2014-15 St Georges Marown
107 2015-16 St Georges Douglas Athletic
108 2016–17 St Georges Braddan

Titles by club[edit]

Club Number of Top

Flight Titles

First Top Flight

Title Won

Last Top Flight

Title Won

Peel 29 1896-97 2001-02
St Georges 18 1956-57 2016–17
Ramsey 10 1898-99 1951-52
Rushen United 10 1925-26 2009–10
Castletown Metropolitan 8 1913-14 1998-99
Gymnasium 7 1897-98 1986-87
Douglas High School Old Boys 6 1966-67 1996-97
Pulrose United 5 1967-68 1992-93
Braddan 4 1929-30 1937-38
St Marys 4 1928-29 2002-03
Douglas Wanderers 2 1908-09 1909-10
Colby 1 1927-28 1927-28
Laxey 1 2005–06 2005–06
Onchan 1 1946-47 1946-47
RAF Jurby 1 1955-56 1955-56

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